Emirates SkyCargo wins ‘Best Air Cargo Carrier- Middle East’ for the second year running

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 — SHANGHAI, China, 21st June 2016- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, continues to lead the international air cargo industry by winning the ‘Best Air Cargo Carrier- Middle East’ award at the 2016 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards held in Shanghai. This is the second consecutive year that Emirates SkyCargo has won this prestigious award. 

The awards, organised annually by Asia Cargo News, recognise leading service providers in the global cargo industry in over 40 award categories. The finalists and winners were determined by more than 15,000 readers of Asia Cargo News making the awards a reflection of customer and user opinions in the cargo industry. 

Emirates SkyCargo is the largest international airline cargo operator in the world with a fleet of 250 aircraft, including 15 dedicated freighters- 13 Boeing 777-Fs and two B747-400ERFs. With an unrivalled route network, the carrier connects cargo customers to over 150 cities in 81 countries on six continents and operates in many of the world’s fastest developing markets. 

The carrier connects 23 destinations in the Far East and 19 destinations in South Asia, including some of the fastest growing air freight trade lanes between markets such as China and India to the rest of the world through Dubai. Some of the exports carried from the region include pharmaceuticals, electronics, perishables and garments.

Emirates SkyCargo provides a range of innovative protection solutions as part of its Cool Chain offerings for customers transporting temperature-sensitive cargo such as pharmaceuticals and perishables. The carrier operates the state of the art cargo terminal SkyCentral at Al Maktoum International- Dubai World Central Airport (DWC) and the Cargo Mega Terminal at Dubai International Airport (DXB). 

The air cargo carrier flies to 16 destinations in the Middle East - one of the regions that continues to show robust growth in airfreight, growing by 4.5% in the period between January and April 2016 as compared to the previous year*. 

Emirates SkyCargo is renowned for the highest standards of product quality in supporting business logistics – achieving customer satisfaction through innovation, flexibility and the constant refinement of service levels. 

It has been a momentous year so far for Emirates SkyCargo. The cargo carrier won a number of international awards for its service including the ‘Diamond Award’ at the Air Cargo Excellence Awards 2016 in Berlin and ‘Best Cargo Airline Middle East 2016’ at the World Air Cargo Awards in London amongst others. 

*June 2016, Year to Date data, Airports Council International

Ravishankar Mirle, VP Cargo Commerical Operations - Far East and Australasia accepting the award for Emirates SkyCargo.

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Emirates SkyCargo is the largest international airline cargo operator in the world. With an unrivalled route network, we connect cargo customers to over 150 cities in 83 countries on six continents and operate in many of the world’s fastest developing markets. Our cargo hold capacity comprises Emirates’ fleet of over 255 aircraft, including 15 freighters – 13 Boeing 777-Fs and two B747-400ERFs.

Emirates SkyCargo operates state-of-the-art cargo facilities at its dual hub locations in Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) with cargo being moved 24/7 by truck between the two airports via a bonded virtual corridor.

Emirates SkyCargo offers specialised cool chain solutions for perishables and temperature sensitive product such as pharmaceuticals. The carrier operates the first and the largest GDP certified multi-airport hub in the world with 8600 square metres of dedicated space for pharmaceuticals across its hub.

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